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The Southwest Fox 2019 Keynote Presentation will stream using Facebook Live video starting at 7:00 pm MST (10:00 PM EDT), Thursday, October 24. Kevin Ragsdale is presenting the keynote session titled “The Fox Family: A Whimsical Celebration of FoxPro and the FoxPro Community”.

Only 16 days until we gather in Gilbert!


Because we were all busy this summer, we extended the Early-Bird Registration deadline, but it’s almost here. Save $50 by registering before today, Friday, August 30th at Midnight (Eastern Time). Every registered attendee gets admission and white papers to all regular conference sessions, tons of networking opportunities, plus you can register for a free admission to the X# post conference session. Don’t miss this chance to learn from the best and mix with your peers.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Only 55 days until we gather in Gilbert.

Andrew Ross MacNeill, the host of The FoxShow, interviewed each of the Southwest Fox organizers separately this year and talked to each of about how we got into computing, why we go to conferences and much more. The first two of the shows are available now.
We’ll let you know when Tamar’s interview is posted. Thanks, Andrew, as always for helping us spread the word about Southwest Fox. Oh, and registration is open as well, you can secure your slot on the conference registration site.
Only 127 days until we gather in Gilbert!


Registration for Southwest Fox ( is now available. See for a list of speakers and for a list of sessions. Super-Saver Registration, which saves you $125, is available only through June 30th, so don’t wait. We also let you pick a free pre-con if you register by June 30th.

Putting on a conference is a risky endeavor. Conference centers require a guaranteed minimum income to block the dates of a conference; for a conference like Southwest Fox, that minimum is in the tens of thousands of dollars. We have to commit to the conference center by July 2nd and need your support by July 1st to make that commitment. We will not send out any “We need your help” appeals so please do not wait; register by June 30th! We know most of you like to wait until the last minute to avoid the credit card bill arriving too soon. We will not charge any attendee credit cards or cash any checks until we have committed to going forward (sometime after July 2), so this is not is a reason to wait.

We look forward to seeing you in October.

Only 155 days until we gather in Gilbert!

We’ve issued the Call for Speakers for Southwest Fox 2019. If you are interested in presenting, please read the document referenced in that page and consider submitting sessions via the Geek Gatherings Submission Web site. Southwest Fox 2019 is going to be held October 24-27, 2019 in Gilbert, Arizona.

Only 247 days until we gather in Gilbert.


Simple quick reminder: save $50 by registering before the early-bird registration deadline next Tuesday, July 31st.

If you still need to register, please head over to the registration Web site today:

Every registered attendee gets admission and white papers to all regular conference sessions. Don’t miss this chance to learn from the best and mix with your peers.

See you in October!

Only 85 days until we gather in Gilbert!


We have some good news to share today. Thanks to the support of the Visual FoxPro community, a very generous supporter who made a large donation, and our many sponsors, Southwest Fox 2018 will proceed as planned October 18-21, 2018 in Gilbert, AZ.

We really appreciate all the support people have shown for the conference with early registrations! That said, the decision comes with a serious calculated risk because we are still many registrations short of the breakeven point. Please continue to spread the word to your colleagues, clients, user groups and anywhere else Visual FoxPro is spoken.

If you haven’t yet registered, there’s still room for you. Register before August 1st for a $50 early-bird discount.

Only 108 days until we meet in Gilbert. I hope to see you there.


Registration for Southwest Fox 2018 has been open for a few weeks and there’s less than a week until the Super-Saver Registration deadline. If you register before the end of June, you save $125 and we’ll throw in a pre-conference session worth $99. Not only that, but you’ll be entered in the drawings for a scholarship that will reduce your cost even more and a license of Stonefield Query SDK, a $2,500 value. Check out the speakers and topics on the conference website.

Please beat the rush so we still have some fingernails left when July begins! No need to wait, we won’t charge your card or cash your check until the middle of July!

I’m looking forward to seeing you all in October.

Only 113 days until we gather in Gilbert!